Dear Parent or Guardian,
PS 372,The Children’s School, is participating in the ‘Kids helping Kids’ UNICEF campaign this year as part of our goal to help our students know they have power to make a difference in the world and be a power for good. We’re asking those who’d like to participate to collect whatever coins they can in the special UNICEF boxes and return them to school after Halloween. They may want to collect the donations while trick-or-treating, or by earning money, or by asking friends and family. We know you’ll make sure they do this in a wise and safe way.
UNICEFusa.org/stories has many wonderful videos to help kids see where children need help and how UNICEF is helping. It’s very important that they understand the good they’ll do. The money collected this year will mainly go to help those suffering from the devastation due to the war in Yemen and Hurricane Durian in the Bahamas. These children need safe shelter with their parents, clean water, food, and good schools and medical care.
Please return the boxes to Ms. Yvette the Parent Coordinator by November 8th. If you miss the deadline, directions on the box tell how to send in the donation, however small. Every cent counts.
- *UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) was formed in 1946 as part of the United Nations with a specific mission to focus on the needs of the world’s at-risk children nutrition, providing nutrition, medical care, education and clean drinking water. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, now in its 68th year, is the longest continuously running “kids helping kids” campaign in the world. Children in USA and Canada have raised over $185 million dollars, saving millions of lives.
- A little money goes a long way! 88¢ out of every $1 directly helps children. $5 can feed a malnourished child for 5 days. $15 can provide a child with clean, safe water for one year. $30 can protect 100 kids from measles. $100 can protect 100 kids from malaria. $500 can provide a water pump to serve a whole village
If you have any questions please contact me.
Yvette Agas-Bautz, Parent Coordinator